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Suggestion Add a Ebay like bidding system

Discussion in 'Pending Suggestions' started by Shadow, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. Shadow

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    MCM should add a bidding system like Ebay so people can easily bid on stuff without having to comment every time they want to bid. It will also allow bidders to easily see what the current bid is. It should also have a feature where the owner of the thread can set a limit on the amount of reactions a person must have to place a bid.
     
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  2. Walmart

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    this would work very well in accounts!
     
  3. Drake

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    isnt there a thread about this already?
     
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  4. BrunoMars

    BrunoMars Well-Known Member

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    I think there would be a problem with false bids.
    If someone false bids a certain amount, someone else wouldn't be able to make a legit bid.
     
  5. Shadow

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    That is why the seller can set a minimum amount of reactions to bid.
    --- Double Post Merged, Nov 25, 2016 ---
    The owner will also be able to decline bids.
     
  6. Ivain

    Ivain Master Terraformer Supreme Premium

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    Reactions are completely irrelevant and should not be used as a measurement of any sort of reputability or reliability.
    And setting a minimum amount of reactions would not solve the problem Bebosny mentioned, as people could still false-bid. They'd just have to have a higher amount of reactions. And we've got plenty of people on this site with high reactions who like joking around, even if it costs them warning points.

    What I would prefer more is a system where you can both raise the bid, and manually add a bid. So, say, there's a bid of $50, but you only want to pay $45. You can then manually insert a bid of $45, which will become relevant should the bid of $50 turn out to be false, or be retracted before the end date.

    Of course, then we hit the next problem, which is development. No ready-made plugin exists for this as far as I'm aware, so it would have to be custom-developed. Which means it's not going to happen until we're in desperate need of it.
     
  7. Mack

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    Make a system where they actually deposit the fund and making a bidding system out of that, would mean if fake bidder bid would basically mean they can't back out. MCM could make a little extra money with withdraw fees etc.
     
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  8. BeBosny

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    We're a Minecraft forum. Not a escrow service.
     
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  9. Mick

    Mick MC-Market Owner Administrator

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    I'll move this to pending. In the past, we had a system in mind for auctions and even got it developed, but before our developer could finish he quit xenForo.

    Thanks for the suggestion.
     
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  10. Skates

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    1+ This will be very usefull.
     
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  11. dezCnuts

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    +1 would seem pretty cool
     
  12. Prongedeel

    Prongedeel ServerGoat Manager | OG Collector Supreme Premium

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    Great Idea!
     
  13. Kozs

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    This is a good idea, great suggestion. I feel bidding really adds more possibilities.